Request Validation (aka the ValidateRequest filters) in ASP.NET in Microsoft .NET Framework with the MS07-040 update does not properly detect dangerous client input, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, as demonstrated by a query string containing a "<~/" (less-than tilde slash) sequence followed by a crafted STYLE element.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification
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20080908 Re: [WEB SECURITY] PR08-20: Bypassing ASP .NET "ValidateRequest" for Script Injection Attacks
20080821 PR08-20: Bypassing ASP .NET "ValidateRequest" for Script Injection Attacks